The University offers a wide range of taught modules with environmental content and undertakes an annual curriculum audit to review and report on the progress of integration of education for sustainable development into the curriculum.
The last audit took place during autumn 2016. The Audit of Sustainability in the Curriculum is received and reviewed at a strategic level by the Sustainability Steering Group and the Academic Board.
The Summer School in Sustainable Practice is an annual 2-week intensive course, aimed at providing students with a broad introduction to key concepts and ideas in the theory and practice of sustainability.
Upon completion, students receive the Certificate in Sustainable Practice, which will appear on their Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).
The course is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students free of charge.
If you are a first or second year student, completing the Summer School will count as 50 points towards the Big Essex Award, which you can collect retrospectively in September.